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How to make voice and video WhatsApp calls from your computer


 How to make voice and video WhatsApp calls from your computer

Last Thursday, the WhatsApp instant messaging service began launching the voice and video calls feature - which is characterized by privacy and security - in the desktop version of its application, to make it easier for users who use their computers to communicate and work from home now.

How to make voice and video WhatsApp calls from your computer

You can now make free voice and video calls to your contacts via WhatsApp on a computer if the application is installed on your device and not via the web version. Also, through the application, you can call any of your contacts as long as they are online and are using a compatible smartphone, tablet or computer.

The calls feature works in the desktop version of WhatsApp on computers running Windows 10 version 1903 or later, or Mac computers running macOS 10.13 or later.

Taking calls on a larger screen makes it easier to work with colleagues, see family members clearly, or talk while moving around the room without having to hold a device in your hand. To take advantage of the calls to the fullest, WhatsApp has developed the feature to make calls efficiently, whether in portrait or landscape mode.

WhatsApp audio and video calls will be completely encrypted between the two parties using end-to-end encryption in the desktop application, so WhatsApp cannot listen or see them, whether you make these calls from the phone or through a computer.

The general interface will also be familiar to anyone who uses the WhatsApp application on the phone, but there are some major differences between making calls over the phone or through a computer:

  • Calls appear in a separate window that can be resized.
  • The Connect window will always remain at the top of your computer screen, so you don't lose track of it among apps, folders, or other open browser tabs.
  • The window can be resized and moved too, and it will automatically reformat to landscape or portrait mode based on the window's current dimensions.
  • Computer WhatsApp only supports individual calls, unlike the WhatsApp mobile application; However, the service plans to add group audio and video calls in the desktop app in the future.
Today, we will review the requirements for making or receiving WhatsApp calls on a computer, and how to communicate with your contacts from a computer:

Firstly; What are the requirements for making or setting up WhatsApp calls on a computer:

  • Microphone: Either an internal laptop microphone or an external microphone connected to a desktop computer.
  • Camera: If you plan to use video calling.
  •  You will also need to log into your WhatsApp account on a smartphone, then connect to the Internet on the computer and the phone, bearing in mind that the call will not take place on your phone, but the phone must be connected to the Internet to start the call.
  • Granting WhatsApp permission to access the computer's microphone and camera.

Secondly; How to make WhatsApp calls from a computer:

  • Open the WhatsApp application on your computer.
  • Select the contact you want to communicate with by voice or video.
  • You will find the new audio and video call icons in the top right of the screen, select Call or Video Call.

  • If the other person answers, the call will start.
  • When you receive an audio or video call, a pop-up window will appear where you can accept or reject the incoming call.

Controls during a call are the same as in the phone: click the microphone to mute or unmute the volume; The camera icon turns video calling on or off; And the red button ends the call.

You can also switch to video chat during a call by clicking the camera icon during a voice call. The other person will be required to accept or cancel the request. If he agrees, the audio call is switched to a video call.

If you want to make WhatsApp calls from your computer now, you can download the application on your computer, whether it is running Windows 10 or macOS, via this link.